Pakistan’s 1.2 crore videos on TikTok were inappropriate

Pakistan is second in the world for the most videos removed in the first three months of 2022.

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TikTok said in a press release that the latest “Community Guidelines Enforcement Report” showed that Pakistan had a 96.5 percent removal rate before any views and a 97.3 percent removal rate before 24 hours.

The report shows that the platform is still working to build trust by being responsible and making sure it is safe and welcoming. It said that efforts will be made to encourage real conversations in the comment section, remind creators to be safe, and make sure everyone follows the many community rules.

“TikTok removed 12,490,309 Pakistani videos using a proactive removal rate of 98.5%,” the press release said.

With these numbers, Pakistan is second in the world for the most videos removed in the first three months of 2022. The United States is first, with 14,044,224 videos taken down.

This quarter, 102,305,516 videos were taken down around the world, which is about 1% of all videos that were uploaded to TikTok, the statement said.

TikTok said that the videos were taken down because they broke its “robust set of community guidelines, which are meant to create an environment that puts safety, inclusion, and authenticity first.”

The report also showed that after Russia invaded Ukraine, TikTok’s safety team took down 41,191 videos because 87 percent of them broke its rules against spreading harmful misinformation.

“TikTok also put labels on 49 Russian media accounts that were run by the government. The platform also found and deleted six networks and 204 accounts that were working together to change public opinion and trick users into thinking they were someone else.”

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The report also showed that the number of ads that were taken down because they didn’t follow TikTok’s advertising rules and policies went up in the first quarter of 2022, the press release said.

In Pakistan, the app owned by China was banned for the first time in October 2020. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that the decision was made because of complaints about immoral and offensive content. It was lifted 10 days later after the company promised the telecom regulator that it would block accounts that “spread obscenity.”

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) had also banned the video-sharing app in March 2021, but the ban was lifted in April.

In June of the same year, the Sindh High Court did the same thing and told the PTA to stop letting people in the country use TikTok for “spreading immorality and obscenity.” Three days after the order was given, the court lifted the stay.

But in July 2021, the PTA blocked access to the platform again because it hadn’t removed “inappropriate content.”


Later that same year, in November, the PTA let TikTok back into the country after the Chinese social media giant promised it would “control” the uploading and sharing of “immoral and indecent content” on the app.

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The PTA also agreed to work with TikTok to set up a way to make sure that everything posted on the platform was legal and safe for society.

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